Interview with Victoria James, Author of The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby

 Please welcome Victoria James to the virtual offices today.  She’s here to chat about her holiday themed romance The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Victoria James] Mom, wife, daughter, writer, entrepreneur. I’m loyal, optimistic, a total sap, and a dreamer. Oh, and coffee addict.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby?

[Victoria James] Jackson Pierce had a perfect childhood-until a death changed everything. The tragedy shattered his family, and he grew to hate the holidays, and everything that reminded him of the people he had lost. Hannah Woods, the woman who is about to challenge all his beliefs, grew up with nothing, with no one. And yet, it is Hannah who teaches him the importance of family ties, and the power of forgiveness. Somehow, the two of them must overcome their pasts and find a way to be the family that both of them secretly desire…

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Victoria James] A few years ago, surrounded by my extended family, I started wondering about how much of who I was today was shaped by the people around me. I had always known the love of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins. But what if I hadn’t? How would that have changed me? And that thought triggered the characters in THE BILLIONAIRE’S CHRISTMAS BABY. How would different people react to the holidays if they didn’t have a family? If they had no one? Would they build walls around themselves? Or would they be in a perpetual search for a soul-mate, for love? The hero and heroine that took shape in my mind became larger than life. Their pain, their need for acceptance and unconditional love tugged at my heartstrings until I was forced to find a way to create a happily-ever-after for the three of them! And of course, it would have to take place during the holidays!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Hannah?

[Victoria James] Hannah is determined, gutsy, and optimistic.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jackson had a theme song, what would it be?

[Victoria James] Eye of the Tiger, by Survivor. LOL.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Hannah won’t leave the house without.

[Victoria James] Her BlackBerry. It’s her connection to her job-and she takes her career as a social worker very seriously.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Jackson’s pockets?

[Victoria James] Cigarettes, pictures of his family, anything Christmas related.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Jackson’s greatest regret?

[Victoria James] Not reconciling with his sister.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Victoria James] Everything around me. I’m one of those people in a crowd who watches and observes-I’m not the talker or the life of the party. I love people-watching and often I get swept away by a scenario or a face, and a whole new story emerges! People’s unique life journeys intrigue me. And I’m always inspired by people’s real-life stories.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Victoria James] Coffee, a quiet space, my laptop.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Victoria James] OK-don’t laugh (well, a little giggle is fine, I guess): Llama Llama Holiday Drama. Seriously, if you have small children you must get this book. I loved all the Llama Llama books, and this one is just so sweet and funny, I love reading it…with the kids, of course.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Victoria James] Well, we’re going back many years here, but I think the first books were the Laura Ingalls Wilder books…and in my genre, once I was older, it was Judith McNaught. I fell in love with her historical books, her heroes and heroines. I was a total historical-romance junkie for years!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Victoria James] Mostly family stuff. We have small children and it seems like there’s always something going on! But when I’m not doing ‘kid-stuff’ I’m putting my interior design background to use-I’m always rearranging furniture and pictures in our house. I still do freelance work as well. I love seasonal decorating. Basically, I drive my husband nuts, because he hates change…and thing are always changing!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

Visit Victoria James: www.victoriajames.ca

Twitter: @vicjames101

Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-James/412431258807271

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!

You can order The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the link below

About The Billionaire’s Christmas Baby:

Jackson Pierce didn’t make his fortune entertaining every half-cocked idea, especially one involving diaper changes. Not even the cute brunette who links him to the baby in her arms can crack his icy heart.

A baby on the doorsteps is the least of Hannah Woods problems–she has to find the baby’s uncle, or the child will end up in foster care. She sleuths her way to the reclusive CEO’s doorstep only to find six feet of holiday sexy–and a door slammed in her face. But when Jackson comes around, and urges they marry for little Emily’s sake, Hannah finds herself falling for the jaded billionaire and wishing for a holiday miracle of their own…

About Victoria James:

Victoria James is a romance writer living near Toronto, Canada. Victoria is a mother to two young children, and one very disorderly feline. Victoria attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and graduated with a degree in English Literature, where she met and then later married, her own hero. After Queen’s, Victoria earned a degree in Interior Design. After the birth of her first child she began pursuing her life-long passion of writing. Her dream of being a published romance author was realized last February, 2012, when Entangled Publishing bought her manuscript. Victoria is living her dream-staying home with her children and conjuring up happy endings for her characters.

Interview with Jena Leigh, Author of Revival

Jena Leigh is the author of Revival, a YA romance with super powers, secret government agencies, and a really hot guy!  She dropped by the virtual offices recently to chat about her book.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Jena Leigh] Caffeine addict, writer, shameless geek, freckle-faced lover of music and slave to the written word. I live on dreams and coffee.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Revival?

[Jena Leigh] Revival is the story of Alex Parker, a girl who finds out during her junior year of high school that her world is nothing like it appears to be. When her life is turned upside down by a fire-wielding hit man and she’s rescued from a burning bookstore by the handsome—if somewhat exasperating—Declan, she discovers that she can harness powers beyond her wildest imagining. Now, with the help of her new friends, she must not only face off against shadowy figures from her past, but also the government she once thought protected her.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Jena Leigh] Like a lot creative types, I’m hopelessly addicted to coffee. When I was still living in North Carolina, I lived within walking distance of this fantastic coffee shop called Bohemia. They used to serve up their cafe latte’s in a giant blue mug, with different designs and patterns drawn into the foam on top. One day the barista drew an amazing image of a bird in flight… and it looked a little to me like a phoenix in flames. While I sat there staring appreciatively at the image (and having an internal debate that went something like, "I can’t drink this! It’s too beautiful!" and "It’s not artwork, it’s a beverage. Stop staring and drink it, you weirdo…") I conjured up the mental image of a young girl running through a burning bookstore. The image was so vivid and full of possibility that I wound up ignoring my coffee completely in favor of writing out a scene that would later become the opening of Chapter 4 in Revival. Inspiration in a cup of Joe! I did get around to drinking the coffee eventually, although it was pretty cold by that point. The rest of the story as well as the characters all developed out of that one scene.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Alex?

[Jena Leigh] Loyal, evolving, determined.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Declan had a theme song, what would it be?

[Jena Leigh] It’s tough to pick just one! Although I will say that "I Stand Alone" by Theophilus London is a perfect Declan song. He’s always been something of a loner and for years his bad attitude and acerbic wit helped him to keep the people in his life at arms length. That all changes when Alex shows up on the scene, and the lyrics of "I Stand Alone" capture how he finds himself falling for her in spite of himself.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Alex won’t leave the house without.

[Jena Leigh] Shoes! Although to understand that one, you’ll need to read the story…

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Declan’s pockets?

[Jena Leigh] You’d never find a house key (mostly because, if the door was locked, he could simply teleport inside), spearmint gum (though you would almost certainly find cinnamon), or an iPod with pop music on it (he’s more of a punk-rock/alt-country sort of guy).

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Alex’s greatest regret?

[Jena Leigh] Early on in the story, Alex learns that she was the reason for the deaths of many people—including her own parents—when she was a small child. When a madman set his sights on young Alex, others came to her defense… and many of them lost their lives in the process. Once she learns the truth about her past, that becomes her greatest regret.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Jena Leigh] When it comes to authors whose works have been an influence to me, no one stands out more than Neil Gaiman and Meg Cabot. I’m also influenced by my own life experiences, my love of science fiction and comic books, and by the places I travel to. All of my experiences—both the good and the bad—influence the way I write my characters and the various turns their adventures take.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Jena Leigh] A computer equipped with the Scrivener writing program, at least two cups of coffee in my system, and music (or the sound of rain) to help me tune out the world around me.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?

[Jena Leigh] I just finished reading Jenny Lawson’s memoir Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) and absolutely loved it. Lawson (a.k.a. The Bloggess) has the most fantastic sense of humor! Her life experiences made for excellent reading material and it was the first time in ages that a book made me laugh until I cried at least a dozen times over. It’s one of those books that I plan to force into the hands of everyone I know, so that they can enjoy it too.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Jena Leigh] When I was in elementary school, I saw my first rerun of Alfred Hitchcock Presents and soon found myself on a desperate mission to read everything about the quirky director that I could. One day, I got lucky and discovered a tattered copy of an Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators novel in the school library. I read it in a day and began searching high and low for every other book in the series that I could find. It wasn’t long before I discovered other young-adult and middle-grade novels at my local public library and began working my way through every book they had! I haven’t stopped reading since.

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Jena Leigh] I love to travel! Taking road trips with friends and flying off to foreign places is something I’ll always enjoy. I think that wanderlust is what inspired me to write about characters with the ability to teleport—to travel instantaneously from one place to another. It’s an ability that puts the entire world within your reach. If I ever woke up one day with a superpower, that’s the one I’d want to have!

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Jena Leigh] You can find me over on my website (http://www.jenaleighbooks.com), or send me a message by e-mail at jena[at]jenaleighbooks[dot]com. I’m also on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+! I love meeting new people, so don’t be afraid to drop me a line and say hello! :)

Goodreads Author Profile: http://www.goodreads.com/JenaLeigh

Website/Blog: http://blog.jenaleighbooks.com

Twitter: @jenaleighbooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jena-Leigh/482680308418806?ref=hl

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/112563664842231043707/posts

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/jenaleighbooks/

Revival’s Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Revival-Variant-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00A7Z20VK/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_2

[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!

You can order Revival from your favorite bookseller or by clicking the links below. Available in both print and digital (the eBook is only 2.99!)

 

More about the author:

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, Jena Leigh spent ten years in the mountains of North Carolina before returning home to the lightning capital of North America. A shameless geek, she loves bad sci-fi movies, Skittles, writing cracktastic e-mails to friends and taking shenanigan-filled road trips to faraway concerts. She has a degree in English from Appalachian State University. REVIVAL is her first novel.

More about the book:

Possessing the uncanny ability to fry a television set from twenty paces can really wreck a girl’s social life.

If you’re looking for proof, just ask sixteen-year-old Alexandra Parker. After catching her boyfriend in the arms of the prettiest girl in school, she made the journey from social elite to social pariah in a haze of electricity and exploding electronics. But finding herself at the bottom of Bay View High’s social hierarchy was nothing compared to the shock of discovering who—and what—she really is.

After being zapped out of a burning bookstore by the mysterious Declan—a hero nearly as handsome as he is infuriating—Alex finds herself under the protection of the powerful Grayson family. It’s through them that she learns the truth: that the world she’s always known is nothing like it appears to be… and that she has far more in common with them than she might want to believe.

Now, on the run from a fire-wielding hit man and a secretive government organization, Alex must navigate a strange and treacherous new world filled with superhuman mutants known as Variants. As she begins to unravel the many secrets of her family’s past, she uncovers the real reason for her parents’ death twelve years earlier—and finds out that the threat to her family, and to everyone she cares about, is still dangerously real.

Waiting on Wednesday–The Daylight War by Peter V Brett

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

I loved The Warded Man by Peter V Brett.  The world building blew me away.  I have been holding off on reading The Desert Spear until the third book was released, and it looks like I don’t have long to wait!  The Daylight War should be in stores in February 2013.

With The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, Peter V. Brett surged to the front rank of contemporary fantasy, standing alongside giants in the field like George R. R. Martin, Robert Jordan, and Terry Brooks. The Daylight War, the eagerly anticipated third volume in Brett’s internationally bestselling Demon Cycle, continues the epic tale of humanity’s last stand against an army of demons that rise each night to prey on mankind.
On the night of the new moon, the demons rise in force, seeking the deaths of two men both of whom have the potential to become the fabled Deliverer, the man prophesied to reunite the scattered remnants of humanity in a final push to destroy the demon corelings once and for all.
Arlen Bales was once an ordinary man, but now he has become something more—the Warded Man, tattooed with eldritch wards so powerful they make him a match for any demon. Arlen denies he is the Deliverer at every turn, but the more he tries to be one with the common folk, the more fervently they believe. Many would follow him, but Arlen’s path threatens to lead him to a dark place he alone can travel to, and from which there may be no returning.
The only one with hope of keeping Arlen in the world of men, or joining him in his descent into the world of demons, is Renna Tanner, a fierce young woman in danger of losing herself to the power of demon magic.
Ahmann Jardir has forged the warlike desert tribes of Krasia into a demon-killing army and proclaimed himself Shar’Dama Ka, the Deliverer. He carries ancient weapons—a spear and a crown—that give credence to his claim, and already vast swaths of the green lands bow to his control.
But Jardir did not come to power on his own. His rise was engineered by his First Wife, Inevera, a cunning and powerful priestess whose formidable demon bone magic gives her the ability to glimpse the future. Inevera’s motives and past are shrouded in mystery, and even Jardir does not entirely trust her.
Once Arlen and Jardir were as close as brothers. Now they are the bitterest of rivals. As humanity’s enemies rise, the only two men capable of defeating them are divided against each other by the most deadly demons of all—those lurking in the human heart.

What are you waiting on?

Cover Shot! School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café. I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share. More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents. There is an allure to a beautiful cover. Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

I enjoyed Rachel Hawkins Hex Hall series, so I was geeked to discover that she’s working on a spin-off.  School Spirits has an awesome cover!  I am so looking forward to reading this!

In stores May 2013

Fifteen-year-old Izzy Brannick was trained to fight monsters. For centuries, her family has hunted magical creatures. But when Izzy’s older sister vanishes without a trace while on a job, Izzy’s mom decides they need to take a break.

Izzy and her mom move to a new town, but they soon discover it’s not as normal as it appears. A series of hauntings has been plaguing the local high school, and Izzy is determined to prove her worth and investigate. But assuming the guise of an average teenager is easier said than done. For a tough girl who’s always been on her own, it’s strange to suddenly make friends and maybe even have a crush.

Can Izzy trust her new friends to help find the secret behind the hauntings before more people get hurt?

Rachel Hawkins’ delightful spin-off brings the same wit and charm as the New York Times best-selling Hex Hall series. Get ready for more magic, mystery and romance!

Review: Demon Love Spell V 1 by Mayu Shinjo

 

 

Title: Demon Love Spell V 1

Author:  Mayu Shinjo

May Contain Spoilers

From Amazon:

By the creator of Ai Ore! and Sensual Phrase

Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works—sort of—but now Kagura is after her!

Reads R to L (Japanese style) for teen plus audiences.


Review:

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Mayu Shinjo’s works.  Her titles usually feature a douche bag uber alpha hero and a timid, naïve heroine.  I usually don’t enjoy reading stories where the hero treats the heroine, his supposed love interest, like crap.  That’s one of the problems I have with Black Bird, though I find myself helplessly flipping through whatever new volumes happen to end up in my hands.  I don’t want to like it, but I do.  Ugh!  Demon Love Spell reminds me a lot of Black Bird, so if you are a fan of Kanoko Sakurakoji, you might want to give this series a try.

Miko is a shrine maiden, and while everyone else in her family can see spirits, she can’t sense them at all.  Disappointed in herself because she has no sixth sense, she nonetheless studied hard to recognize and banish demons.  So while she is familiar with their characteristics and their powers, she can’t see them, which makes carrying on the family tradition unlikely.  Still, she has hopes and she is dedicated to both the shrine and her family legacy.

When an incubus begins to prey on girls at her high school, a moment of high emotion gives her the strength to seal his powers and confine him into an itty-bitty demon form.  Once the most powerful demon, Kagura is now helpless against stronger demons, and he can’t revert back to his former self, a tall, stunningly gorgeous young man who knocks the ladies dead.  He is a sitting duck, and so is Miko.  Since she was powerful enough to seal away Kagura’s powers, all the demons want to kill him and eat Miko to gain her strength.  Eek!  She can’t even see her enemies unless she is holding chibi Kagura!  How can she defend herself against a bunch of big, bad, ugly monsters?  To make matters worse, she can’t remember which spell she used to seal away his powers, so she can’t change Kagura back to his powerful self.  She isn’t even sure that she wants to; he’ll just go back to preying on innocent women and stealing their life essences, anyway!

Kagura can enter Miko’s dreams when she’s asleep, so he steals into them and seduces her in order to gain back some of his strength.  Miko can’t remember a thing in the morning, but she feels a burning sense of embarrassment, and she’s exhausted.  Like she was up all night long.  Which she was, in her dreams, romping around with Kagura.  She begins to question why she is forming an emotional attachment to the perverted demon, and wonders if he has cast a demon love spell over her.  She doesn’t trust him, but she can’t stop her growing feelings for him.

I enjoyed this introduction to the series.  It’s a fast read, it’s brainless, and it’s fun.  Despite some awkward proportions, Mayu Shinjo’s art is attractive, and her guys are hot, hot, hot.  The characters are engaging, and though the plot is predictable, I found a lot to like in the first volume of Demon Love Spell, and I will follow the series for at least a few volumes to see how things work out for Miko and sex obsessed Kagura.

Grade:  B

Review copy provided by publisher

This Week’s New and Notable YA Releases

This week I am all about Falling Kingdoms.  Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

Click on the cover for the Amazon product page.

All the Broken Pieces by Cindi Madsen (Dec 11, 2012)

City in Love by J. Minter (Dec 11, 2012)

Conspiracy Girl by Karen Chacek (Dec 11, 2012)

The Deadly Game: The Malichea Quest by Jim Eldridge (Dec 11, 2012)

The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man’s Canyon by S. S. Taylor and Katherine Roy (Dec 11, 2012)

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes (Dec 11, 2012)

Finding You Finding Me (You & Me Trilogy) by Kailin Gow (Dec 11, 2012)

Flawed by Kate Avelynn (Dec 11, 2012)

Foretold (Demon Trappers) by Jana Oliver (Dec 11, 2012)

Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (Dec 11, 2012)

Right Where I Belong by Krista McGee (Dec 11, 2012)

Magicalamity by Kate Saunders (Dec 11, 2012)

Review: Jane’s Gift by Karen Erickson

 

 

 

Title:  Jane’s Gift

Author: Karen Erickson

May Contain Spoilers

From Amazon:

A devastating house fire cost Jane Clark nearly everything: her husband, her confidence, and her looks, with the physical scars marbling her body. Now, two years later, she’s living and healing back in her childhood hometown of Lone Pine Lake. The upcoming holidays are the perfect opportunity to bring some Christmas cheer into her young children’s lives, starting with a visit to the firehouse, where her brother’s best friend has offered to help quell their residual fears.

Lone Pine’s resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson is happy with his single-guy lifestyle. He’s an everyday local hero, so he’s never wanting for attention around the holidays. But when Jane Clark shows up, Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful widow—even though kids and commitment have never been his style.

Despite her brother’s warnings about his friend’s playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane can’t help but fall for the gorgeous fire captain. The holidays are a time of new beginnings, but can two scarred people find the strength to let go of their pasts to live in the present, when a lifetime together might be the sweetest gift of all?


Review:

Some books come out of nowhere, start quietly, and before you know it, you’re completely hooked by the characters.  Jane’s Gift was like that for me.  I had no expectations when I picked it up, other than I wanted a quick read with a holiday setting.  It’s all about the holidays now, and I wanted to latch onto a little Christmas spirit.  Once I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down, and I polished it off in almost one sitting.

Jane is recovering from a house fire that took her husband’s life and left her with horrible scars.  She is understandably terrified of fire now, as are her young children.  When she moves back to her small hometown, her brother suggests she take her kids to meet the fire chief to help ease their fear of fire.  I had a hard time getting into the story at first, because it seemed a little hokey.  But I kept turning pages, and before I realized what happened, I was completely invested in the characters.  It’s the protagonists that give Jane’s Gift a breath of life, and once I got to know them, I didn’t want to step away from their fears and hang ups.  Jane thinks it’s too soon to become emotionally involved with another man, and Chris has sworn off of serious relationships after watching the train wreck that was his parents’ marriage.  As time slowly passes, both Jane and Chris find themselves drawn to each other, and as they get to know each other better, they can’t help but care for each other.

To add a little conflict to their relationship, Jane’s daughter isn’t happy about having Chris around all the time, and she makes her unhappiness known.  Jane begins to question the wisdom of a relationship with Chris again, wondering if it’s a good idea to involve her children in Chris’ life.  He has such a dangerous job, and she wants to protect them from any more emotional disasters.  She is uneasy with the thought of Chris facing death every day, when she does her best to run as far away from risk as possible.  Jane’s emotional conflict was convincing, and when she does push him away, it’s understandable.  She doesn’t know if she’s strong enough to support him, and as the reader, I kept hoping she would somehow find the strength to be there for him.

Chris turned out to be a wonderful hero.  At first he pulled a few douche bag moves, but as he allowed himself to get to know Jane and her kids better, he allowed himself to care for them.  Suddenly their feelings and well being were more important than his own.  He realized how empty his life was, and how much he wanted to be part of Jane’s family.  He actually came around faster than Jane did, though he did have less to lose.  Jane’s whole focus was on her kids, and with her scars from the fire, she didn’t think she would ever find a man who could accept her as she was after the horrible accident.  It took her a while to trust Chris enough to believe that her scars didn’t mean anything to him.

Jane’s Gift is a wonderful holiday romance with likable characters and a convincing HEA.  I am looking forward to reading more by this author.

Grade:  B+, wavering on an A-

The BLI Holiday Reading Challenge

This Week’s New and Notable Releases

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The Bones of the Old Ones (Dabir and Asim) by Howard Andrew Jones (Dec 11, 2012)

Kiss of the Betrayer (A Bringer and the Bane Novel) by Boone Brux (Dec 11, 2012)

The Lady of Secrets: A Novel by Susan Carroll (Dec 11, 2012)

Everything but a Dog by Holly Jacobs (Dec 11, 2012)

Fortune’s Hero (Soldiers of Fortune) by Jenna Bennett (Dec 11, 2012)

Gone Country by Lorelei James (Dec 11, 2012)

The Persistent Earl: Signet Regency Romance (InterMix) by Gail Eastwood (Dec 11, 2012)

The Silverwing’s Sorceress by Cassi Carver (Dec 11, 2012)

Bounty Hunter: A Loveswept Classic Romance by Donna Kauffman (Dec 10, 2012)

Compromising the Marquess (The Forsters) by Wendy Soliman (Dec 10, 2012)

The Escape Diaries: Life and Love on the Lam (A Loveswept Contemporary Romance) by Juliet Rosetti (Dec 10, 2012)

The Magic: A Loveswept Historical Romance by Juliana Garnett (Dec 10, 2012)